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INTERVIEW: Viktor Gyökeres Preston North End Preview

Four goals in his past eight games…

25 February 2022

Sky Blues striker Viktor Gyökeres reflected on his first full season at City, so far ahead of the weekend's clash with Preston North End.

Viktor Gyökeres grabbed his 13th goal of the season in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night against Bristol City, as his goal secure the three points midweek going into tomorrow's meeting with Ryan Lowe's side.

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The Swede now has attentions on the visit of the Lilywhites and making it three wins in a row for the Sky Blues.

“It’s like every other game, we want to go and win, especially at home." Viktor said.

“You want to look up in the table and aim as high as you can, but we take it step by step and game by game and try to go into every game thinking that we can win."

His first full season in Sky Blue has seen the striker play regular minutes week in week out, as well as topping the scoring charts for City so far.

The one thing Viktor had his mind set on upon joining City back in the Summer was to get game time and find the back of the net on a regular basis.

“I think when I signed here, I just wanted to play more and I’ve done that compared to last season and I’ve just been enjoying.

"That’s been the main target for me to play more football than the previous season, so I’ve just been enjoying it, it’s really important to have a manager that believes in you and that’s playing you."

Gyökeres has played in a maximum seven games for the Sky Blues in the month of February and the Swede spoke on the toll it’s had on him.

“I feel good, I’m used to it now, it’s nice to have a lot of games.

“I think after a while you feel it in the legs and we’ve got international breaks, where I’ve been away with the national team, so I haven’t really had a rest there either, but when December came and we had a few postponed games, we got a bit of rest there, so I’m fresh now.

“We have a lot of games coming up and we need to keep going and getting three points, I think that’s the most important thing now in this stage.”

With another international breaks fast approaching, Gyökeres will be hoping to earn another call up from the Swedish national team.

The Swede spoke on his ambition to do so, whilst mentioning what superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has done to help him in his time with his country.

“It’s nice to get called up for the national team, so that would be great.

“You want to look as much as possible at what Zlatan does and get as much advice as possible, he’s really humble and he takes care of all the other players really well.

“The last time I was with the national team it was really good to see him that close, he’s an idol for a lot of players, it was quite special, hopefully I will be there again.”


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